Kvaerner to supply subsea pump stations

Aker Kvaerner Subsea has been awarded a NOK 220 million contract for two subsea pump stations for use at the King field in the Gulf of Mexico.

“This technology has enormous potential for the Gulf of Mexico and West of Africa – the installation of these pumps will extend the production lifetime of the field and increase the ultimate oil recovery for the operator,” said Raymond Carlsen, Executive Vice President Aker Kvaerner Subsea.

The contract comprises delivery of two complete ‘twin screw’ subsea pump stations, plus one spare pump to be installed at BP’s King field in the Gulf of Mexico in 2007.

The engineering, procurement and construction contract will include modules with manifolds, variable speed drives, topside and subsea control systems, topside lube oil hydraulic power unit and high voltage connectors and jumpers.

The subsea pumping system will be located in the King field complex, which ties into the Marlin tension leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico. King is an oil field located approximately 29 kilometres away from the Marlin TLP in water depths ranging from 1500 metres to 1700 metres.

The pump station system will be manufactured at Aker Kvaerner Subsea’s facility in Tranby, Norway.